Safeguarding Policy

The churches of the Highnam Benefice take their duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.  We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines.  You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED

that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay. Please note that no concern is too small to report

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Safeguarding Officer for Highnam

  • Name: Jean Dawes
  • Tel: 01452 411448
  • Email: jean@dawes.demon.co.uk

Safeguarding Officer for Tibberton with Rudford

  • Name : Jenny Stinchcombe
  • Tel : 07850 594935
  • Email : jstinchcombe@outlook.com

Safeguarding Officer for Taynton

Vicar of Highnam Benefice

Further information about safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of Gloucester is available at https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/about-us/safeguarding/ This page includes contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

IF THERE IS IMMEDIATE RISK OR DANGER

PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON 101.